"Design for the Water Clock of the Peacocks", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari, dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315. Syria; Islamic. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1955 (55.121.15)

Orologio meccanico ad acqua - Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari - 1315 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Conference of the Birds: Page from a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar [Iran (Isfahan)]

Mantıku’t-Tayr “Kuşların Diliyle” ressam Habib Allah. "The Concourse of the Birds", Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) Habiballah of Sava (active ca. Poet: Farid al-Din `Attar (ca.

The Beggar Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar, dated A.H. 892 / A.D. 1487. Afghanistan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.28)

The Beggar Who Professed His Love for a Prince: Folio from the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din 'Attar, Timurid period dated A. 892 / A. 1487 Present-day Afghanistan, Herat

From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat by Persian/Iranian poet Omar Khayyam. Omar Khayyam is the author, but the illustration is by René Bull. This version of the Rubaiyat was published in looks like. Man, I think I’m gonna start collecting Rubiayat illustrations.

Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She enchanted a demented Shah from murdering countless women by reading stories to him for a thousand one nights.  Each story had a moral to it so at the end of a thousand and one nights, the shah regains his sanity.  A true heroine!!

"Princess Scheherazade" by Edmund Dulac - Fairytale From the Arabian Nights - Arabia

Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi [Turkey (probably Istanbul)] (69.27folio15r) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Khusrau Hunting: Page from a manuscript of the Khusrau and Shirin of Hatifi, dated Ottoman Turkey (probably Istanbul) Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Art of the Ottomans before 1600

A miniature of Omar Khayyam, the iconic classical poet and mathmetician

A miniature of Omar Khayyam, the iconic classical poet and mathmetician The Bedouins expressed emotions through poetry and music.

Birds at Baran, possibly from the Babur-nama, late 16th century, Mughal dynasty

Birds at Baran, possibly from the Babur-nama late century Mughal dynasty Color and gold on paper H: W: cm India Gift of Charles Lang Freer

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